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Entry from September 17, 2021
“The best vaccine is the one you can get the soonest”

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic led to several vaccines, such as those by Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca. Maybe people asked about the “best” vaccine. “The best vaccine is the one you can get now” became a popular answer.

“But for now, the best vaccine is the one you can get” was said by CNN medical analyst Jonathan Reiner on December 17, 2020.

“People may reasonably prefer one or the other, but as the doctor says, ‘the best vaccine is the one you can get into your arm the soonest’” was posted on Twitter by Dilys Cluer on January 8, 2021. “The best vaccine is the one you can get soonest” was posted on Twitter by Amir Imani, PharmD on January 30, 2021. “The best vaccine is the one you can get soonest” was posted on Twitter by Dr. Liz Baker, PhD on February 1, 2021. “‘The best vaccine is the one you can get the soonest,’ Bay Area health officers said in a joint statement released today” was posted on Twitter by Good Times on March 15, 2021.

“The best vaccine is the one you can get first” was posted on Twitter by Stuart Edwards on January 29, 2021. “I appreciate your last comment that the best vaccine is the one you can get first” was posted on Twitter by Robert Harrison on February 24, 2021. “The best camera is the one you have with you. The best vaccine is the one you can get first” was posted on Twitter by “Rome didn’t last forever” on February 26, 2021. “The best vaccine is the one you can get first” was posted on Twitter by Bryan on February 27, 2021. “I’ve heard many experts say that the best vaccine is the one you can get first” was posted on Twitter by Public Land Love on April 2, 2021.

“The best vaccine is the one you can get NOW” was posted on Twitter by Paige on January 30, 2021. “The best vaccine is the one you can get right now - Times of India” was posted on Twitter by TheCuriousThinker on February 17, 2021. “The BEST Vaccine Is The One You Can Get NOW!” was posted on Twitter by The Barrett Sisters on February 25, 2021. “‘The best vaccine is the one you can get now.’ — @NYCHealthCommr” was posted on Twitter by NYC Mayor’s Office on March 4, 2021. “‘All of the authorized vaccines are safe, effective and life-saving,’ Chokshi (NYC Health Commissioner Dr. Dave Chokshi—ed.) says. ‘The best vaccine is the one you can get now’” was posted on Twitter by Amanda Eisenberg on March 15, 2021. “Mayor Bill de Blasio just got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine from New York City’s health commissioner.  He says it felt like a flu shot and ‘the best vaccine is the one you can get now’” was posted on Twitter by Emma G. Fitzsimmons on March 18, 2021.

“I would advise my family and friends the best vaccine is the one you can get today” was posted on Twitter by Dr. Lindsey Nicole Shultz on February 26, 2021. “The best vaccine is the one you can get today” was posted on Twitter by Tom Watson on March 4, 2021. “They’re saying the best vaccine is the one you can get today” was posted on Twitter by EJ on March 16, 2021. “His (Dan Andrews, Premier of Victoria, Australia—ed.) focus has been ‘the best vaccine is the one you can get today’ but people won’t sign up unless it’s Pfizer” was posted on Twitter by Paul Begley on September 5, 2021.

“The best exercise is the one you will do,” “The best camera is the one that’s with you” and “The best gun is the one you have with you” are similar sayings.


Wikipedia: COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic, also known as the coronavirus pandemic, is an ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. The outbreak was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern in January 2020 and a pandemic in March 2020.

17 December 2020, Erin Burnett Outfront (CNN television news): 
JONATHAN REINER, CNN MEDICAL ANALYST: Absolutely. And my message to the public is whatever vaccine you can get, you should get. It’s possible that over the next several months, we’ll have a little bit more data that maybe will help us inform whether one vaccine is better with a particular group, let’s say the elderly, et cetera.

BURNETT: Yes.

REINER: But for now, the best vaccine is the one you can get.

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Tintin au Pays des Soviets
@johnhhaskell
Replying to @MidwestHedgie
the best vaccine is the one you can get
10:33 AM · Dec 17, 2020·Twitter Web App

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Either Co-chair man or coachairman.. your pick
@TomIsTurrible
Doctor on TV: the best vaccine is the one you can get
My thought: the vaccine won’t be made available to most of us until mid summer, at best.
7:13 PM · Dec 17, 2020·Twitter Web App

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Dilys Cluer
@DilysCluer
People may reasonably prefer one or the other, but as the doctor says, ‘the best vaccine is the one you can get into your arm the soonest’.
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BBC North East and Cumbria
@BBCNEandCumbria
· Jan 7
Patients have turned down the chance to have the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine because they want to “wait for the English one”, a doctor says https://bbc.in/38kMC42
9:22 AM · Jan 8, 2021·Twitter Web App

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Mark Dexter
@PedsDocDex
An important reminder as news about efficacy of a J&J vaccine comes out: the best vaccine is the one you can get. Individual efficacy is less important than developing herd immunity via mass vaccination to end this pandemic.
11:42 AM · Jan 29, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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Stuart Edwards
@StuartEdwards
Replying to @DavidPenneyPRW
Yeah I don’t see what they had to gain stirring that up. The best vaccine is the one you can get first.
1:01 PM · Jan 29, 2021·Twitter for Android

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Amir Imani, PharmD
@TheAmirImani
If you want to go strictly by the numbers:
The best vaccine is the one you can get soonest.
Lots of people with a 60% effective vaccine is better than half that number with a 95% effective one.
11:42 AM · Jan 30, 2021·Twitter for Android

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Paige
@PaigeDExplorer
The best vaccine is the one you can get NOW. Vaccine accessibility is the key to get everyone vaccinated and back to normalcy. 
Rooting for #JNJ !!
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Prof. Akiko Iwasaki
@VirusesImmunity
· Jan 29
A single-shot J&J Janssen COVID19 vaccine phase 3 results summarized in one table. Great news! Imagine being Hundred points symbol protected from death 28 days after a single shot, and Hundred points symbol protected from severe disease after 49 days - against all variants.
https://jnj.com/johnson-johnson-announces-single-shot-janssen-covid-19-vaccine-candidate-met-primary-endpoints-in-interim-analysis-of-its-phase-3-ensemble-trial
1:44 PM · Jan 30, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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Dr. Liz Baker, PhD
@Dr_Liz_Baker
The best vaccine is the one you can get soonest.
Great piece on why it doesn’t particularly matter which vaccine.
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Jessica Malaty Rivera, MS
@jessicamalaty
· Feb 1
This is such an important message! The best COVID-19 vaccine is the one that’s immediately available to you. “When Your Chance for a Covid Shot Comes, Don’t Worry About the Numbers” https://khn.org/MTI1MTgwNQ via @khnews
5:41 PM · Feb 1, 2021·Twitter for iPad

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TheCuriousThinker
@ptr_blogger
The best vaccine is the one you can get right now - Times of India
The best vaccine is the one you can get right now - Times of India
India News: Forget efficacy scores – all approved covid vaccines are good at preventing severe disease and death
timesofindia.indiatimes.com
2:58 AM · Feb 17, 2021·Twitter Web App

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Morgan Blair
@StrawVagetarian
Replying to @AtsukoComedy @iamcindychu and @annawilding
The best vaccine is the one you can get the soonest.
11:29 PM · Feb 18, 2021·TweetDeck

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Robert Harrison
@RobHarrisonMD
Replying to @camwolfe
I appreciate your last comment that the best vaccine is the one you can get first. That is the message I have been giving to clinic patients who are, in my opinion, reading too much into nuanced differences.
1:10 PM · Feb 24, 2021 from Durham, NC·Twitter for iPhone

Washington (DC) Post
Pfizer, Moderna or J&J? Right now, the best vaccine for you is the one you can get.
By Allyson Chiu
February 25, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. EST

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The Barrett Sisters
@barrett_sisters
The BEST Vaccine Is The One You Can Get NOW!
Pfizer, Moderna or J&J? Right now, the best vaccine for you is the one you can get.
If many Americans opted to wait for a preferred vaccine, it would not only leave more people at risk of developing a serious case of covid, but it would also probably slow down the country’s vaccin…
washingtonpost.com
4:05 PM · Feb 25, 2021·Twitter for Android

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Rome didn’t last forever
@bitspersecond
The best camera is the one you have with you.
The best vaccine is the one you can get first.
4:09 AM · Feb 26, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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Dr. Lindsey Nicole Shultz
@lshultz82
Here’s the whole presentation- but to reiterate: these are all excellent vaccines.  I would advise my family and friends the best vaccine is the one you can get today.  https://fda.gov/media/146265/download
12:23 PM · Feb 26, 2021·Twitter Web App

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Bryan
@bryan_dot_exe
The best vaccine is the one you can get first
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Dr. Vin Gupta
@VinGuptaMD
· Feb 22
Since many have asked today, all approved covid vaccinations are VERY effective in preventing normal lungs (on the L) from looking like ones that need life support (on the R)
Please pass it on: the brand doesn’t matter, as all will prevent severe illness from occurring.
9:43 PM · Feb 27, 2021·Flamingo for Android

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Ryan Manzer (he/him)
@supermanzer
Replying to
@WendyRootAskew
Given the J&J vaccine was tested around the world with multiple variants and higher infection rates, many smart researchers suggest the apparent difference in protection is an artifact.
Best vaccine is the one you can get, now.
10:17 AM · Feb 28, 2021·Twitter for Android

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Annie S.
@ParisPodcast
The best vaccine is the one you can get NOW.
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White House COVID-19 Response Team
@WHCOVIDResponse
· Feb 28
There’s now a third safe COVID-19 vaccine, so we asked Dr. Fauci to walk us through the newly-authorized Johnson & Johnson option: The way it works, it’s effectiveness, and whether he’d take it himself. (The answer is yes!)
4:04 PM · Feb 28, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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Aarat Patel, MD
@PatelAarat
The best vaccine is the one you can get first - ranked them for you:
1. @pfizer
1. @moderna_tx
1. @JNJNews
Let’s put an end to #covid19
8:39 PM · Feb 28, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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BostonMarathonHoaxResearch
@boston_hoax
“The best vaccine is the one you can get.” - government
3:50 AM · Mar 1, 2021·Twitter Web App

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[Snowflake][Flag of Canada]
@SaskWallaceP
Replying to @RobynUrback
Most experts agree the best vaccine is the one you can get now.
12:29 PM · Mar 2, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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Dr. M. Tullius “No Mercy for Seditionists” Cicero
@TulliusCicero43
Bottom line: ALL these vaccines are awesome. The best vaccine is the one you can get first.
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Monica Gandhi MD, MPH
@MonicaGandhi9
· Mar 2
More real-world data on how well vaccines work: UK with either Pfizer or AztraZeneca 1st dose on hospitalizations, deaths (also against B117, UK variant of concern). One dose 80% effective at preventing hospitalization; 85% effective at preventing death
https://khub.net/documents/135939561/430986542/Early+effectiveness+of+COVID+vaccines.pdf/ffd7161c-b255-8e88-c2dc-88979fc2cc1b?t=1614617945615
1:01 AM · Mar 2, 2021·Twitter Web App

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Bianca Marais WJHL
@BiancaWJHL
The J&J vax is safe, Dr. Piercey said: “the best vaccine is the one you can get the soonest”
@WJHL11 @ABCTriCities
3:03 PM · Mar 2, 2021 from Johnson City, TN·Twitter for iPhone

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Tom Watson
@tomwatson
Replying to @catmarketer
The best vaccine is the one you can get today.
9:12 AM · Mar 4, 2021 from Mount Vernon, NY·Twitter for Android

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NYC Mayor’s Office
@NYCMayorsOffice
COMING TO AN ARM NEAR YOU: The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is HERE! It’s effective, safe and only takes ONE shot.
“The best vaccine is the one you can get now.” — @NYCHealthCommr
Make an appointment if you’re eligible: http://NYC.Gov/Vax4NYC#NYCVacC#NYCVaccineForAll
Johnson & Johnson vaccine arrives in NYC, increases supply to nearly 290K per week
The city plans to use the Johnson & Johnson to immediately start inoculating homebound seniors.
silive.com
3:44 PM · Mar 4, 2021·TweetDeck

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WECT News
@wectnews
“The best vaccine, is the one you can get the quickest,” said Dr. Cameron Wolfe, an associate professor of medicine at the Duke University School of Medicine.
Here’s why you shouldn’t compare efficacy numbers for the 3 COVID-19 vaccines
The three COVID-19 vaccines on the market have different efficacy rates that were determined under different circumstances, making it difficult to compare those oft-misunderstood figures.
wect.com
9:09 AM · Mar 5, 2021·SocialNewsDesk

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Michael d’Arcy
@michaelbdarcy
Replying to @CNBCJulianna
As @bealelab says, the best vaccine is the one you can get soonest!
12:15 PM · Mar 7, 2021·Twitter Web App

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Amanda Eisenberg
@aeis17
Dr. Dave Chokshi says he got inoculated on Friday with the J&J vaccine. H+H head Mitch Katz got Pfizer, and senior adviser Jay Varma got Moderna.
“All of the authorized vaccines are safe, effective and life-saving,” Chokshi says. “The best vaccine is the one you can get now.”
10:24 AM · Mar 15, 2021 from Manhattan, NY·Twitter for iPhone

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Good Times
@GoodTimesSC
“The best vaccine is the one you can get the soonest,” Bay Area health officers said in a joint statement released today. We have more on this, plus details on rent relief and the latest case numbers, in our Covid-19 live blog:
Coronavirus: Live Updates from Across Santa Cruz County
County moves to Yellow Tier reopenings; plus the latest updates on the Covid-19 pandemic
goodtimes.sc
6:15 PM · Mar 15, 2021·Buffer

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EJ
@missellabellabo
Replying to @lunatic_core and @KOCODillon
They’re saying the best vaccine is the one you can get today / as soon as you’re eligible - so we just did it my toddler enjoyed it too. But I guess the novelty factor was there cos we haven’t done anything for a year. She keeps asking when mom is going to get another stick
10:57 AM · Mar 16, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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C Latner
@Digory29
Replying to @thomaskaine5
“The best vaccine is the one you can get”-every public health official
9:58 AM · Mar 17, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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NBC New York
@NBCNewYork
The study’s findings underscore a key point from New York City’s health chief: “The best vaccine is the one you can get now.”
Study Shows All 3 FDA-Approved Vaccines Protect Against Current COVID Variants
All three of the FDA-approved vaccines against COVID-19 show efficacy against the mutated strains of the virus, according to an analysis by The New York Blood Center (NYBC) published in Science Mag…
nbcnewyork.com
2:00 PM · Mar 17, 2021·SocialFlow

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Emma G. Fitzsimmons
@emmagf
Mayor Bill de Blasio just got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine from New York City’s health commissioner.
He says it felt like a flu shot and “the best vaccine is the one you can get now.”
10:33 AM · Mar 18, 2021·Twitter Web App

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James Briggs
@JamesEBriggs
“The best vaccine is the one you can get the soonest” isn’t very helpful for the newly eligible person who goes to the website and sees open appointments for three vaccines.
11:04 AM · Mar 30, 2021·TweetDeck

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Gojo as Half Boiled
@demoniofleur_
so the reasoning that “the best vaccine is the one you can get right away” stands true! and keep wearing your masks too
12:47 AM · Apr 2, 2021·Twitter Web App

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Public Land Lover
@publiclandlvr
Replying to @poetiktrip
I’ve heard many experts say that the best vaccine is the one you can get first. smile
5:13 PM · Apr 2, 2021·Twitter Web App

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VIKAS DAYAL
@vikasji123
Replying to @jimcramer and @WilfredFrost
The best vaccine is the one you can get first!
7:04 PM · Apr 13, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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KDEM
@KansasEmergency
The best vaccine is the one you can get right now. The COVID vaccine is safe, effective, and will protect all of us as we return to normal. When you qualify, #rollupyoursleeves and find a vaccine available near you at http://KansasVaccine.gov!
@GovLauraKelly | @KDHE | @CDCgov
10:00 AM · Apr 22, 2021·Twitter Web App

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ROBERT JAMES DORAN
@bonjourDoran
>> THE BEST VACCINE IS THE ONE YOU CAN GET [[[ NOW ]]]
#fullyvaxxed
#getvaxxedandtravel
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Scott Farlow MLC
@scottfarlow
· Aug 3
The best vaccine is the one you can get.
Both vaccines provide outstanding protection against serious illness and death.
With the threat of the delta strainit is urgent we all get vaccinated to protect ourselves and open up.
Click here to https://bit.ly/3xqh5qu #GetVaxxed
11:06 PM · Aug 3, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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Paul Begley
@yelgeb
Replying to @rubin_angela and @nctriggs
Well done to Annastacia and you.
Our Premier @DanielAndrewsMP is also doing a great job but media are misrepresenting what he’s been doing.
His focus has been “the best vaccine is the one you can get today” but people won’t sign up unless it’s Pfizer.
That’s not Dan’s fault.
4:46 AM · Sep 5, 2021·Twitter Web App

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JoJo
@seriouslyjo18
Replying to @brownwsteve @pondero60943260 and 2 others
Yes this is Brett Sutton’s line ie the best vaccine is the one you can get now & the one that is in your arm & has been a strong supporter of all vaccines incl AZ
Please remember Dan was out of action for 3 mths & has been a strong advocate for AZ as has anyone in the Vic Team
6:54 AM · Sep 15, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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Bernard Bolch
@BernieBolch
Replying to @o2bnobx
The advice here all along has been that “the best vaccine is the one you can get RIGHT NOW”.
11:28 PM · Sep 15, 2021·Twitter for iPad

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